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Main Title Cancer and the LGBT Community Unique Perspectives from Risk to Survivorship / [electronic resource] :
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Author Title of a Work
Boehmer, Ulrike.
Elk, Ronit.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2015
Call Number R-RZ
ISBN 9783319150574
Subjects Medicine. ; Family medicine. ; Oncology. ; Quality of Life. ; Quality of Life--Research. ; Psychic research.
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Collation XVII, 331 p. 4 illus. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Forward -- Introduction -- I Understanding and Reducing the Risk for Cancer.- Risk for Cancer in Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Men via Infection.- Understanding and Reducing Risks via Infection in LBT Women.- Addressing Behavioral Cancer Risks from a LGBT Health Equity Perspective.- Smoking in the LGBT Community.- II Screening for Cancer in LGBT populations.- Cancer screening in Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Trans Men.- Cancer screening in Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender People PART III: Cancer Survivorship.- What are the numbers? Epidemiology of Cancer in the LGBT community.- Breast Cancer in Lesbian and Bisexual Women.- Gay Men and Prostate Cancer: Opportunities To Improve HRQOL and Access To Care.- HIV-Associated Cancers.- Provider-Patient Issues for the LGBT Cancer Patient.- Needs of LGBT Cancer Survivors.- Challenges and Recommended Solutions for Receiving Appropriate End-Of-Life-Care for Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Patients Diagnosed with Cancer with a Life-Limiting Prognosis.- IV Cancer at the Intersection.- Cancer Care needs of Transgender, Transsexual and other Gender Nonconforming Populations.- The Needs of Racial/Ethnic LGBT Individuals across the Cancer Care Continuum.- V Healthcare Policy and LGBT Health.- Policy and its Impact on LGBT Cancer.- Current policy and research on cancer in LGBT communities internationally.- The Challenges Remain: Needed Next Steps in Alleviating the Burden of Cancer in the LGBT Community -- Contributors -- Index. Cancer and the LGBT Community: Unique Perspectives from Risk to Survivorship covers the scope of current knowledge of cancer in the LGBT community across the entire cancer continuum, from understanding risk and prevention strategies in LGBT groups, across issues of diagnosis and treatment of LGBT patients, to unique aspects of survivorship and death and dying in these communities. Each chapter includes an in depth analysis of the state of the science, discusses the many remaining challenges and unanswered questions, and makes recommendations for research, policy and programmatic strategies required to address these. Focus is also placed on the diversity of the LGBT communities. Issues that are unique to cancer in LGBT populations are addressed including the social, economic, and cultural factors that affect cancer risk behaviors, barriers to screening, utilization of health care services, and legislation that directly impacts the health care of LGBT patients, healthcare settings that are heterosexist, and unique aspects of patient-provider relationships such as disclosure of sexual orientation, and the need for inclusion of expanded definition of family to include families of choice. The implications of policy change, its impact on healthcare for LGBT patients are highlighted, as are the remaining challenges that need to be addressed. A roadmap for LGBT cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, survivorship, including treatment and end of life care is offered for future researchers, policy makers, advocates and health care providers.